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College of Lake County Data & Information Overview

442 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is College of Lake County Ranked?

#247 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in IL
Liberal Arts Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

College of Lake County was awarded 442 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts.

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Overall Quality

College of Lake County is ranked #247 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when College of Lake County held the #517 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

College of Lake County also holds the #10 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

See all of the rankings for College of Lake County.

Is It Hard to Get Into College of Lake County?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into College of Lake County, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about College of Lake County admissions.

College of Lake County Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
26% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at College of Lake County is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of Lake County is 26%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  26 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Lake County

72% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of Lake County is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at College of Lake County.

College of Lake County Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,966 Full-Time Undergraduates
53.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
51.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,854 undergraduates at College of Lake County with 3,966 being full-time and 7,888 being part-time.

How Much Does College of Lake County Cost?

$4,989 Net Price
2% Take Out Loans
$18,180 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of College of Lake County is $4,989. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of College of Lake County, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At College of Lake County, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $4,545 a year. That adds up to $18,180 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of Lake County is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do College of Lake County Graduates Make?

$36,832 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from College of Lake County make about $36,832 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at College of Lake County make the most money.

Location of College of Lake County

Illinois State
3,966 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Grayslake, Illinois, College of Lake County is a public institution. College of Lake County is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for College of Lake County are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
Phone: 847-543-2000

College of Lake County Majors

48 Majors With Completions
1,259 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at College of Lake County along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at College of Lake County

78% Take At Least One Class Online
48% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 9,395 students took at least one online class at College of Lake County. This is a decrease from the 10,798 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 9,395 5,762
2019-2020 10,798 9,119
2018-2019 3,219 1,143
2017-2018 3,110 1,151
2016-2017 3,136 1,139

Learn more about online learning at College of Lake County.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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